Established in early 1997, cockandballtorture formed one of the cornerstones to gore grind. Combining neck-breaking mid paced beats, low tunings and dirty vocals, the genre presented a countermovement against the ever-faster death metal mainstream with pseudo-evil band images. The use of a new form of provocative artwork added a new spice to the extreme metal landscape. Over time the band solidified their focus on their groovy core values. Especially on live shows cockandballtorture could stand out from the mass with ultimate catchiness time and time again.